Spiritual revitalization, youth encouragement, respect for elders, the role of women, and the vibrancy of Caribbean culture merge during the seventh anniversary celebrations of leading Caribbean media and entertainment company, TEMPO Networks, next month.
The island of St. Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean will hum from November 25 through December 1, 2012 as TEMPO Turns 7 anniversary celebrations feature world class entertainers, all of whom will be announced later this week.
On Sunday, November 25, a “Rise and Shine” thanksgiving celebration will be presided over during the opening ceremonies by local and regional ministers and pastors who will share insights on the highly-anticipated seven principles of TEMPO. Local choirs, gospel performers will be featured as well as performances by several inspirational and popular regional musicians.
The following day at the same location, the network will produce “TEMPO KIDS RULE”, a partnership with the St. Maarten Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs where “Badness Outta Style” principles will be shared with primary school students. TEMPO’s popular JJ and Friends on-air program – which highlights the importance of education, teamwork, punctuality and discipline – will be featured. The interactive presentation will also be attended by members of the local public and private sectors. Specially invited artistes will perform and the event will be repeated the following day for secondary school students with additional guest artistes.
On Wednesday November 28, the “NEVER TOO OLD TO TEMPO” celebration, at White-Yellow Cross Foundation, will salute senior citizens, “key pillars of Caribbean communities, but often forgotten by most event and entertainment planners,” according to Frederick A. Morton, Jr., Founder, Chairman and CEO of TEMPO Networks. “TEMPO not only recognizes the importance of our seniors, but pays tribute to their amazing work that has contributed to the Caribbean as we know it.” The St. Martin’s Home, where many seniors reside, will come alive with food, drinks and a top class guest performer.
Thursday, November 29 features the opening party for the weekend festivities: Frederick Morton’s All-White TEMPO Party featuring local and regional celebrities, and hosted by a special surprise guest. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and greet the performers and win prizes.
On Friday night, TEMPO celebrates the Caribbean woman under the theme “I am TEMPO -Girl Power!” Top female entertainers will headline this event. “Wives, mothers, girlfriends, aunties, daughters, sisters – all Caribbean women will be honored for being the bedrock of the Caribbean family and community,” said Morton who encouraged men to show how much they love the women in their lives by “showering them with gifts and treating them to a special night they so deserve.”
On Saturday, December 1, TEMPO presents the very best in local, regional and international entertainment at the “I AM TEMPO – Caribbean Rising” finale concert. The TEMPO Turns 7 week of events, Morton notes, will culminate in a dynamic concert aimed at bringing light to the power of the region to attract the very best of everything. “The importance of being proud of our culture and creating a top notch tourism experience that extols our extraordinary virtues and promotes our unique attributes will be underscored.”